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recent presidential town hall, the 2008 meeting of senators barack obama and john mccain. this debate was the second of three held during that campaign. it took place at belmont university in nashville, tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. and moderator tom brock awe was allowed to include questions submitted online. this is almost two hours. -- >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a town hall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight, and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions and from tens of thousands submitted online, i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of th
meeting of senators john mccain and president obama. this was held at belmont university in tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. tom brokaw was allowed to include questions submitted on- line. this is almost two hours. >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a townhall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight. and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions -- and from tens of thousands submitted online -- i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of them tonight, we should have a wide-ranging discussion one month before the election. each candidate will have two minutes to r
to the fundamental disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama. and that is that we will fundamentally change the focus of the economic policies. we will focus on the middle- class because it is when the middle class is growing that the economy grows and everybody does well. much as the focus on corporate america. >> i think the commission also. it is a privilege to be here and speak with americans. a good barometer here to see if this was a good time are a bad time in america's economy -- go to a kids' soccer game on saturday and turn any parent on the sideline and say how are you feeling about the economy and i bet you you will hear some fear in that parents voice. fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. did we just take a major hit with those investments? fear about how will we afford to send our kids to college. a fear as small-business owners on how we will bar any made to increase inventory or hire more people. the barometer will be resoundingly that our economy is hurting and the federal government has
than watched president obama -- then senator obama and senator mccain. tonight, of course, biden will be facing off against ryan. we'll see if there's as much interest on the part of the public but certainly on the part of the campaign there is intense interest. biden has to reverse the slide of support that has occurred since president obama's lackluster performance when he faced off against mitt romney in the first debate. and ryan will be trying to make sure he doesn't go off message that he maintains a very strict discipline with respect to mitt romney's positions. ryan of course has put forth some budgetary proposals that romney has said listen, i'm the guy in charge, i'm going to be the one who will make sure that the policies that are in place will be my policies. so ryan is going to have to make sure he is in sync with romney. but all in all, you know, romney has the momentum now and we'll see how it turns out tonight. >> you talked about the strategy. we are watching the presidential debate and there weren't too many sparks flying in that debate. do you think that's goi
for president obama's speech later this week at the university of miami. in 2008, senator obama beat senator john mccain by 2 to 1 in the margin in the youth vote in this country. it's crucial for the president to get similar numbers this time around if he's going to win the state of florida. of course, to vote they must be registered and voter registration drives have been underway for months. according to statistics from the zx 2.8 million people are registered as independents or with a third party. the numbers are interesting, but it means nothing if there's no emotional component that will motivate them to do it. this is why the debates are so important in today's information culture. there must be a real emotional appeal by president obama if he's to succeed in getting these voters out to the polls. the best registration drive imaginable will not do a thing if there isn't this gut feeling that these young folks must get out and vote because they can make a difference. let's turn to annette taddeo, member of the democratic party and one of the leaders in this portion of florida. the yout
president obama turned out to be? >> senator portman is very effective. the i think president obama and i both had a good chance to describe our respective views as to how we would do a better job. and i frankly think i benefitted from the fact that rather than having people learn about me by ads prepared by my opposition, they got to actually hear what i would do for myself. and i think that helped me. i think the president also got to layout his plans and people were able to make a comparison. as for rob portman, he's a pretty effective guy. >> were you surprised by the president's performance? >> i actually thought he described pretty appropriately and pretty effectively his policies. i just happen to disagree with those policies. when we talked about the economy, he really is not proposing anything he hasn't talked about for the last four years, which is another stimulus, hiring more government workers, picking winners and losers in industries that he favors, raising taxes. these are ideas he's had for some time, and frankly we've tested those ideas over the last four years and they h
and continue to harm our economy. >> moderator: senator? biden: charge is absolutely not true. barack obama did not vote to raise taxes. the vote she's referring to, john mccain voted the exact same way. it was a budget procedural vote. john mccain voted the same way, it did not raise taxes. number two, using the standard that the governor uses, john mccain voted 477 times to raise taxes. it's a bogus standard. but if you notice, gwen, the governor did not answer the question about deregulation. did not answer the question of defending john mccain about not going along with the deregulation, letting wall street run wild. he did support deregulation almost across the board. that's why we got -- >> moderator: would you like to have an opportunity to answer that? palin: i'm still on the tax thing because i want to correct you on that again, and i want to let you know what i did as a governor or mayor, i'm going to talk straight to the american people and let 'em know my track record also. as mayor every year i was in office, i did reduce taxes. i eliminated personal property taxes and eliminated s
. after that we will show you the 2000 a presidential town hall debate between senators barack obama and john mccain. >> this week on "newsmakers" jim jordon, and republican of ohio and chairman of the house republican committee joining us from dayton, ohio. here in washington, at nicole duran and jonathan strong. >> at the first presidential debate, mitt romney went hard to the center in temperament and substance. last night at the vice- presidential debate we saw paul ryan take a position on abortion that is more moderate than the one he had prior to becoming the vp pick. are you worried that this is the sign that the real mitt romney is moderate? what would you do if he embraced a simpson-bowles type plan? >> i do not necessarily think they moved from standard conservative positions. both governor romney and congressman ryan talked about the need to not raise taxes. they talked about the need to keep our defenses strong. they both talked about reducing spending. we're heading for a debt crisis. they both talked about the pro- life, recognizing the sanctity of human life and the fa
disagreement between governor palin and me and senator mccain and barack obama, and that is that the -- we're going to fundamentally change the focus of the economic policy. we're going to focus on the middle class, because it's -- when the middle class is growing, the economy grows and everybody does well, not just focus on the wealthy and corporate america. >> thank you, senator. governor palin? >> thank you, gwen. and i thank the commission, also. i appreciate this privilege of being able to be here and speak with americans. you know, i think a good barometer here, as we try to figure out has this been a good time or a bad time in america's economy, is go to a kid's soccer game on saturday, and turn to any parent there on the sideline and ask them, "how are you feeling about the economy?" and i'll bet you, you're going to hear some fear in that parent's voice, fear regarding the few investments that some of us have in the stock market. the barometer there, i think, is going to be resounding that our economy is hurting and the federal government has not provided the sound oversight that
's why i couldn't say no. >> reporter: her brother craig robinson remembers then-senator obama enlisted him to help sell her on the idea to convince him to run for president. >> he said i think i'll take a run at the presidency, i was like what? if you talked to your wife about in? he was like, no, he says to me, you got to do me favor, you got to talk to her because she's not going to go for it. i was like, you're right, darn right she's not going to go for it. >> reporter: craig tells me -- >> yeah. >> reporter: -- your husband was outright nervous to tell you that he wanted to run for president. is he a little bit intimidated, a little bit afraid of you, do you think. >> no, not at all. this is one of the things i love about barack, he's so used to having strong women in his life, it's odd, i tell him that this is somehow god keeping his testosterone in check, because really he's surrounded by women. he grew up with a single mom, his grandmother was the true head of the household. he married me, he's got malia and sasha who do not mince their words and he's sustained himself through
back into contention in one night. >> senator dodd, you debated president obama repeatedly in 2007. you were a big part of one of the most important moments of that series of debates. let's go to a clip. >> failed. we have failed. >> you said you thought it made sense to do it. >> no, i didn't, chris. the point is, what are we going to do with all the illegal immigrants? >> that's a legitimate issue. driver's license goes too far. >> you may say that. if somebody runs into you today that is undocumented. >> there's ways of dealing with it. it's a privilege, not a right. >> first of all, what is going through your mind in a moment like that? do you buy the suggestion that president obama was not a great debater? >> i was asking the question that the audience was asking at that moment. a difficult moment for hillary clinton. her governor in new york was talking about granting licenses. not wants to put herself at odds with her own government. i asked a question that a moderator might have asked. think george has it right. the debates that newt gingrich and i went through in the primary pr
if barack obama win virginia i'd been hard pressed to see george alan winning the senate race. there are not that many president obama/george alan voter fopz fvote vot voters. remember we're talking about 50, 70, 110,000 votes, maybe that can make the difference in some of the places. so i think people will make a decision between you know, tim kaine and george alan but who turns out, who votes, what the composition electorate look like? it can matter the margins and the margins may be where the raise decided. one quick thing to chuck's point about people who have already voted versus people who are expected to vote for romney in the ohio poll. look, chuck and i agree on this, any political operative will tell you, we much rather have the vote already cast than well we're going to vote for you. it's the difference between somebody writing you a check and somebody saying, i'll write you a check in 26 days. i get the whole -- >> or the check's in the mail. >> i get the romney argument and they're probably right for all of the reasons chuck talked about in terps of the demographi
to the obamas from senator ted kennedy and his wife. mrs. obama has said that bo is a son to her and he is the smartest dog on the planet. she sent out a tweet yesterday that suggested bo is getting a party to celebrate his day. >> happy birthday, bo! >>> caught on tape, the puppy stolen from a store that are worth more than $4,000. >>> and we all use the like >>> online shopping could soon be as easy as logging on to facebook. >> the social network giant is he is thing a feature called collections. it allows users to find items they want and click on a special want button. people can see the wanted items and will be able to go to those online stores to buy them. so far facebook is working with seven retailers on this new venture including pottery barn and victoria's secret. >> an easy way to shop. >>> time to check out the daily deals. >> first up on living social. a half price deal on food and drink in gaithersburg. you spend $10 and you get $20 to spend at coal fire. it features pizza made with home made dough and features three original sauces. there are two days left to pick up on
" has interviewed president obama, president or candidate, senator obama ten times. cbs, some 34 times, i believe, if i'm not mistaken. do they risk -- this is big for her to step out like this. >> dana: i don't think so. i know that the cbs executives in particular, in the newsroom and "60 minutes" are very supportive of her. not only what happened to her after she was doing the coverage in tahrir square and came home, hospitalized for a while. even afterwards. they give her big assignments, but she takes the assignments on. she not afraid. in reading the article this morning, the thing that jumped out at me, if she had espoused another view, more a view about how america it's really your fault, along those lines this wouldn't be a story. that would have been expected. because she took a tougher, harder long, she has been there. she is our eyes and ears. she is telling us, through the media, telling washington, this is not good enough to say that al-qaeda is on its heels. it's changed. we have faced real threats. not just in afghanistan, but certainly in northern africa. >> eric: is i
for the second face-off? we'll ask our headliner, ohio senator rob portman, the man playing president obama in mitt romney's debate prep. and the vice president's son, delaware attorney general bo biden. >>> insights and analysis from our all-star panel. former presidential candidates newt gingrich and chris dodd. george will, donna brazile, richard norton smith and the moderator of thursday night's debate -- >> it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure? >> abc's martha raddatz. it's a special discussion about the debates along with our partners at the university of virginia's miller center. >>> good morning, everyone. george is off today. we're in the home stretch of this campaign. 23 days until the final votes are cast. all eyes are on tuesday's debate in a sign of how seriously the president is taking the second debate, he's spending the weekend not on the campaign trail, but instead, hunkered down for debate prep. his campaign went on the air yesterday with a new ad featuring a familiar voice. >> every president inherits challenges. few
if obama shuts down the government in january, the democrats lose ten senate seats, ten of which are vulnerable in 20 # 14. a democratic senate and republican house encysts that obama extends the tax cuts. gerri: i'm not sure everybody is so sanguine. mitt romney's been called a liar for the ideas on taxation and taxes. he wants to cut taxes 20% across the board for everybody, the poor, the wealthy, the people in between. can you do that and get rid of breaks in the tax code for wealthy people and come out with anything like a balanced budget? >> well, two things. yes, you can bring in the same amount of revenue with tax reform, but, remember, republicans believe if you do marginal tax rates, you actually get more growth. when reagan cut tax rates, he added 10 million more people not work rolls than obama's spend more approach. put 10 million people to work, take in reagan's approach to the recession would have jobs, that's a lot of revenue coming to the government and growth as a result. yes, romney's proposal, cut marginal tax rates and reign in spending is what reagan did and
goes from 24% of gdp to 20%, to 16%. if obama wins, democratic house and senate, his budget takes spending up to 38% of t economy during that same period. a government twice as large. if you have split government, obama gets elected in a a republican house or republican house or senator, what happens is exactly wha happened two years ago which is they'll extent bush tax cuts for two years and fight it out in two years. there's not going to be a cliff. everybody knows this because if obama shuts down the government in januar theemocrats lse ten senate seats, ten of which eulnerable in 20 # 14. a democratic senate d republican house encys that obama extends the tax cuts. gerri: i'm not se everybody is sanguine. mitt romney's been called a liar for the ideas on taxation and taxes. he wants to cut taxes 20% across the board for everybody, the poor, th wealthy, the people in between. can you do that and get rid of breaks in the tax code for wealthy people and come out with anything like a balanced budget? >> well, two things. yes, you can bring in the same amount of revenue with tax fo
it was then senator obama, a young first-term senator who did not have very much foreign policy experience was being questioned whether he was up to the test of commander in chief, not just by republicans but by his own vice presidential nominee who said at an event that obama would be tested early if his first term if he was elected by folks around the world as to whether or not he had the meddle to -- mettle to get the job done. they believe he has. listen to the president last night paying his case. >> four years ago i told you i would end the war in iraq. we did. i said i would end the war in afghanistan. we are. i said we would focus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. today, osama bin laden is in more. >>reporter: there lab a dip, though, in the president's approval rating regarding handling of foreign policy in the fox news poll and the nbc and "wall street journal" poll in recent weeks after the terror attack in libya. however, in the polls the president is still doing well on foreign policy but the point is, their vulnerability on the issue, especially in recent weeks after the
of economics we've gotten from the failed policy of president obama and from the failed policy of senator tester. >> congressman rehberg didn't answer the question why we should vote for him. the fact of the matter is, we had a broken healthcare system and we had to make some changes, and making sure people with people with preexisting condition have coverage. we have to hold insurance companies accountable. as far as the stimulus package goes, the shiloh road congressman provides avenue to get to one of your developments. it has been pretty important to billings. the fact is that the work that was done, is critically important we're going to move forward. i hope to get to that plant somewhere in here, or i will address it later on. >> thank you very much. now tom to your question for representative rehberg. >> yes representative rehberg. you have criticized american recovery and reinvestment act, our also cut the ribbon on a road project that used stimulus. in february 2009, you credited yourself for securing $42.5 million for montana project and that year consolidated appropriation bill
. and next the senator leading the charge against the obama administration mishandling of benghazi-gate. after this. [ male announcer ] kids grow up in no time... marie callender's turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. >>> no one wants to determine what happened that night in benghazi more than the president and i do. no one is more committed to ensuring it doesn't happen again. and nobody will hold this department more are accountable than we hold yourselves. >> this has turned into something, john, nothing short of benghazi-gate. i wish you had seen the briefing that took place. it was the most senseless worthless briefing that i have ever attended and i at this juncture we had four americans that have been killed. one was a widely known highly respected individual. the media knows more about what has happened than we do and we want answers. >> geraldo: senator corker of tennessee and senator. >> john: isaacson of georgia both initiated an inquiry into the state de
the memory of the deadly 1992 los angeles riots. >> senator obama today says the bush admin stray has done nothing to diffuse what he calls a quiet riot, a riot he suggests is ready to erupt. >> so was this legitimate news in 2012. >> joining me now, dana milbank, columnist of "the washington post" and amy holmes. dana milbank, what did you make of this? >> i suppose if i had a marginal scoop i'd present as a sizzling hot scoop too. if you can get drudge go after it, all the better. you get many more clicks for that. but i think we reacted to this the way stock remarks to information. yeah, there was something marginally new but it didn't fundamentally change something we new about the president or the story. it wasn't really relevant at the moment. this week was all about debates and unemployment. it just didn't seem to fit in. yeah, it got out there. >> amy holmes, has obama's speech received moderate coverage at the time and this time around covered as a media story and disappeared. did this story fizzle? >> i think it did and it's unfortunate. it fizzled because it was covered as a rac
. that was a missed opportunity. >> barack obama state senator. >> laura: thanks so much, guys. when we come right back. new polling in two key swing states show romney is ahead. we will talk to two pollsters about what the latest numbers mean. and also a preview of next week's presidential debate after a miserable performance in the first. will president obama try to channel his inner biden? right back. then don't miss sleep train's wbest rest event.st ever? you'll find sleep train's very best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest price. plus, pay no interest for 3 years on beautyrest black, stearns & foster, serta icomfort, even tempur-pedic. and rest even better with sleep train's risk-free 100-day money back guarantee. get your best rest ever from sleep train. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> laura: in the factor original section. ed as member is known for left wing politics. is he still supporting president obama? he recently sat down with bill o'reilly. >> i hear you are going to vote mitt romney coming
. preparing for tuesday's town hall and he's been sparring with obama, ohio senator rob portman, who on saturday predicted their work would pay off. >> i was proud of paul ryan the other night, so proud of mitt romney and folks we will have another great debate next week. >> some say romney conducted a few practice town halles with swing state voters. >> now with, this time around those candidates will also have to spend a lot of time on foreign policy. that will likely be a big topic of conversation during the town hall and again during the third debate which will focus on that subject. left smer. >> kristin, thank you. >>> david, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, lester. >> let's talk about the upcoming debate. i'm wondering if vice president biden made it more difficult for the froze have a come back. and i wonder if mitt romney set a pretty high bar for himself in the last one. >> mitt romney has to sustain what he has, not just on style, but on substance, and do the things he did effectively in the first debate. the vice president was so aggressive and over the top
, senator obama and senator mccain asked us to do one with the podium. they did the same this time with the governor and the president. we are not going to argue about the format as long as they don't touch the integrity of the format itself. we think a better format in getting full discussion of issues in depth of discussion of issues is when you are seated at a table, rather than standing behind a podium. >> no one is more aware than you of all the discussion, and a lot of criticism of the first round of debates this season and how jim lehrer moderated. the commission has put out a statement saying he did exactly the way he wanted, which was a much more open format. take us behind the scenes. since that debate happen, how much discussion internally about how to moderate the open format differently this time around. >> susan, nothing has changed. we think jim did exactly what we asked him to do. the only time limits, and they will be tonight also, and the first question is asked, the candidates will have two minutes to respond. after that, there are no other time limits. it is jus
seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. george romney
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